Monthly Archives: May 2017

The High Cost of Healthcare, No matter How You Figure It

The basic problem of any healthcare program is that everyone wants the best doctors, the latest procedures, and the widest range of tests, but no one wants to pay for it, least of all the injured party.  They feel they … Continue reading

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The Sock Hop

Back in 2005, I had just started this blog, and I wrote a posting about the sock hops in our school  gym.  I received a lot of positive feedback about it, and that encouraged me to continue.  It went viral, … Continue reading

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W. C. Fields Quote And the Peirce-du Pont House

     Women are like elephants;  I like to look at them, but I wouldn’t want to own one. —W. C. Fields I often use this quote as a volunteer at the Peirce–du Pont House at Longwood Gardens.  It always produces … Continue reading

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On the Streets of New York

So, there I am in New York City, and I notice a flock of cameramen following this model.   I am a curious guy, so, naturally, I turn around and look. Gawk, you may call it. The next day, I … Continue reading

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Peggy Lipton, Quincy Jones, and Rashida Jones

“‘Twin Peaks’ celebrates the inventive, bizarre,” by Frazier Moore, Associated Press.  The  News-Journal (Wilmington), 5/20/2017. Actress Peggy Lipton has many fans who remember her from her earlier days as the ingenue member of The Mod Squad. I learned of this … Continue reading

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The Longwood Fountains

The years-long renovation of the famous Longwood Fountains is almost complete and will soon open to the public at the end of May.  Besides the fountains. the old pump house was made into a museum of the historic pump equipment, … Continue reading

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A. Todd Coronway

Nancy Leith Musser sent me this newspaper photo of our famous math teacher, A. Todd Coronway. (Not Cronway, as we called him, in class and out.  He never corrected us.  Either it didn’t matter, or we didn’t matter.) He and … Continue reading

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